Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Not old, but older
I was driving in Virginia tonight and "My Next Thirty Years" came on. I've always liked this song, but it's sounded more like a man maturing as he becomes a father or a middle-aged guy in a midlife crisis (not that 30 is middle-aged, just the feel of the lyrics to a kid). A good song, but always about a distant and irrelevant part of life. Man, I might still be a few years off from 30, but tonight this song smacked me in the face like the bristle end of a broom. It sounded relevant, real, present, personal; not about life itself but about MY life. I've heard this number for 13 years but never like that before. It was like I was hearing an entirely new and different song. Just, wow. Don't blink.